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Practices for initial recognitional reference and learning opportunities in conversation
Younhee Kim
Source PublicationJournal of Pragmatics

This article contributes to the recently arising CA-for-SLA (Conversation Analysis for Second Language Acquisition) inquiry bydemonstrating how an understanding of interactional practices may inform our understanding of language learning. The targetinteractional practice examined in this article is a set of referential practices, particularly for establishing initial recognitional referenceof a third person or object when the name or a relevant lexical item for the target referent is not available to the speaker. Based on closeexamination of sequential organization of a set of practices for achieving mutually understood reference in casual conversations betweenL1 and L2 English speakers, the study shows how structural opportunities for language learning are generated in interaction, whichserves to broaden our understanding of the relationship between certain interactional practices and learning opportunities afforded insuch practices. The issue of participants’orientation to such sequential environments as learning opportunities is also discussed.

KeywordConversation Analysis L2 Talk Conversation For Language Learning Referential Practices
Indexed BySSCI ; SSCI
WOS Research AreaLinguistics
WOS SubjectLinguistics ; Language & Linguistics
WOS IDWOS:000305362400001
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Document TypeJournal article
Corresponding AuthorYounhee Kim
Affiliationnglish Language and Literature, National Institute of Education (NIE), 1 Nanyang Walk, Singapore 637616, Singapore
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Younhee Kim. Practices for initial recognitional reference and learning opportunities in conversation[J]. Journal of Pragmatics,2012,44(6-7):709-729.
APA Younhee Kim.(2012).Practices for initial recognitional reference and learning opportunities in conversation.Journal of Pragmatics,44(6-7),709-729.
MLA Younhee Kim."Practices for initial recognitional reference and learning opportunities in conversation".Journal of Pragmatics 44.6-7(2012):709-729.
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